Jess & Lani
Team Profile
Members Jacinta James
Lani Pillinger
Hometown Philippines
Relation Friends
Occupation Tattooist (Jess)
Model (Lani)

The Amazing Race Asia 4

Legs Competed 10
Legs Won 3
Placement 4th
Average Position 4.30
Roadblock Count Jess: 5
Lani: 5
Countries raced Flag of Malaysia Flag of Sri Lanka Flag of the Philippines Flag of New Zealand Flag of Australia
Flag of Indonesia Flag of South Korea

Jacinta "Jess" James and Lani Pillinger are a team of Party Girls on The Amazing Race Asia 4.



  • Age: 27
  • Hometown: Philippines
  • Occupation: Tattooist


  • Age: 27
  • Hometown: Philippines
  • Occupation: Model

Jess and Lani have been literally inseparable since they met more than ten years ago. Since then, the party girls have had more than their fair share of drunk escapades, among which involved sea urchins, Ronald McDonald's and spanking bike riders in the early morning.

Born and raised in Australia, both girls have made the Philippines their new home. Their resume is remarkably extensive, with Jess clocking experience as a strip club manager, PR hostess and tattooist and Lani as a film producer. The photogenic lasses have also dabbled in modeling and had cameos in music videos, advertisements and TV shows.

Social engagements aside, they love their adrenaline sports, from jet skiing to sky jumping. The latter was particularly tough for Lani, who took three hours to get over her fear of heights before she finally jumped. Look out guys, for this is one team who would not hesitate to use their feminine wiles to get their way in the race.

The Amazing Race Asia 4

Race History

Jess & Lani's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Malaysia Flags / Rags Jess 8 of 10
2 2 Malaysia Rapid Water / Rapid Fire Jess 8 of 10 [1]
3 3 Malaysia → Sri Lanka Carry It / Count It Lani 7 of 9
4 4 Sri Lanka Coconut Course / Language Course Lani 4 of 9
5 5 Sri Lanka → The Philippines Jig / Pig Jess 5 of 8
6 6 The Philippines → New Zealand Plunge / Swing Lani 4 of 7
7 7 New Zealand → Australia Pen / Pinot Jess 1 of 6
8 8 Australia Bush Chucker / Bush Hunter Lani 1 of 6
9 9 Australia → Indonesia Above / Beyond Jess 1 of 5
10 10 Indonesia → South Korea Bow N' Arrow / Rock N' Roll Lani 4 of 4
Average 3.90
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

1: Jess & Lani arrived 8th, but received a 4-hour penalty for Jess quitting the Roadblock. While Ethan & Khairie checked in during their penalty, Yani & Nadine's additional 30 minute penalty allowed them to officially check in at 8th.


Franchise Records

  • First all-female team to win three consecutive legs.
  • First eliminated team to not have a member at the Finish Line due to an injury on the race.

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